A new episode of SmackDown Live is currently airing live on the USA Network. Here’s what has happened so far:
9:51 – Shane McMahon calls AJ Styles out to the ring. AJ Styles enters and tells Shane McMahon to calm down. He says that he made a mistake and he’s sorry.
AJ Styles enters the ring to apologize, but Shane McMahon immediately attacks him. The two brawl, with Shane ultimately delivering an elbow drop onto AJ Styles, who is on the commentary table.
9:39 – The Miz and Maryse again mock John Cena and Nikki Bella in a fake episode of Total Bellas.
9:29 – Becky Lynch fights Carmella. However, shortly into the match, Natalya, who was sitting in on commentary, interferes. Mickie James and Alexa Bliss then run out, and it turns into a brawl between all of these women, with Alexa Bliss eventually standing victorious.
9:19 – John Cena defeats Fandango. Tyler Breeze dresses as Nikki Bella and mocks her, but Nikki Bella quickly enters and attacks Breeze.
9:11 – Randy Orton talks about Bray Wyatt backstage, and suddenly the lights go off. Orton then finds himself surrounded by Wyatt’s minions. Wyatt then approaches Orton and says that he’s going to purge him from the Earth. He begins to laugh and sing He’s Got the Whole World in His Hand.
9:05 – AJ Styles continues to wait for Shane McMahon in the parking lot.
9:03 – After the match ends, Dean Ambrose grants Baron Corbin a match for the Intercontinental Championship at WrestleMania.
8:50 – Randy Orton defeats Dean Ambrose. At the end of the match, Dean Ambrose shows up on a fork lift and distracts Baron Corbin, allowing Orton to score the victory.
8:40 – Maryse stars in a parody of Total Bellas which mocks Brie Bella and Nikki Bella. The Miz plays John Cena, portraying him as an insincere robot who is obsessed with rules. The Miz as Cena says he’s going to “pop the question,” which gets “Nikki Bella” excited, but he just pops a balloon that has the words “the question” written on it.
8:38 – Luke Harper says that he’s seen what Sister Abigail is capable of, namely turning a good man into a mad man. He tells Randy Orton that Bray Wyatt pushed him to unspeakable bounds, but next week, Harper will destroy Wyatt.
8:17 – The Usos defeat American Alpha, becoming the new tag team champions. Throughout the match, Jimmy Uso repeatedly interferes even when he is not properly tagged in. At the very end of the match, Jimmy Uso grabs Jason Jordan’s leg, causing him to become disoriented and allowing Jey Uso to score the victory.
8:15 – Baron Corbin enters Daniel Bryan’s office. Corbin is just looking for Dean Ambrose, but instead, Bryan puts Corbin in a match against Randy Orton.
8:05 – AJ Styles enters. He says he doesn’t regret attacking Shane McMahon at all. He also accepts Shane’s WrestleMania challenge and says that much worse than what AJ did last week is coming. If Shane shows up tonight, AJ says that he will attack him again.
8:00 – Backstage, AJ Styles barges into Daniel Bryan’s office looking for Shane McMahon. Bryan says that if it were up to him, AJ would still be fired, but Shane saw this as an opportunity to show people how to handle a situation like a man instead of ambushing someone from behind. Bryan adds that AJ has no idea what he’s in for at WrestleMania.